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Job Ref:  45300
Employer:  Nature Conservancy.
State/Province:  Missouri
Type of Employment:  Full Time
Environmental Categories:  Conservation
Industries:  Personal and Household Services
Job Description:  WORK WITH US

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 35 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Visit to learn more.
The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.


The Seed Crew Member will perform various management activities on Dunn Ranch and Pawnee Prairie in northwest Missouri.


Primary responsibilities will involve working on a two-person seed crew to harvest and clean native seeds. Crew members may also work to remove or treat invasive vegetation through mechanical means or through spraying herbicides. This position requires irregular hours and extensive outdoor physical labor sometimes under adverse weather conditions.


The Seed Crew Member participates in preserve operations, maintenance, and management. This may include one or more of the following functions:
  • Harvest and clean native seeds mechanically and by hand
  • Assist with establishment and maintenance of native plant nursery beds
  • Spray herbicides to treat invasive vegetation
  • Maintain tools and equipment
  • Maintain preserve areas frequented by the visiting public
  • Other management duties as assigned


  • High school diploma and 6 months to 1 year of related experience
  • Ability to operate various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (hand sprayer, tractor, manual transmission vehicles, etc.)
  • Ability to recognize plant species
  • Valid driver's license, safe driving record, and be over age 21 to operate a TNC vehicle
  • Ability to perform physical work, sometimes under adverse conditions or in inclement weather


This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with the Conservancy's Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at

Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.


To apply to position number 45300, submit resume and cover letter as one document. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 28, 2017.
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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.
The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy's background screening process.


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